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ENG1060

Faculty of Engineering

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Engineering

Organisational Unit

Engineering

Coordinator(s)

Sem 1: Prof Murray Rudman, Sem 2: Prof Chris Davies (Clayton); Mr Khoo Boon How (Malaysia)

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Malaysia

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • October intake 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

General rules for software development and design. Errors. Data types, variables, expressions, control statements M-files. Numerical techniques: Gauss elimination, solution of non-linear equations, optimisation, curve fitting, numerical calculus, ordinary differential equations.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. To develop an understanding of commonly used numerical methods for solving engineering problems; the ability to appropriately apply numerical methods to engineering problems and to know some of the limitations of such methods
  2. To develop structured problem solving techniques and to develop a knowledge of programming concepts and the ability to write simple programs

Assessment

Written examination (3 hours): 70%
Continuous assessment: 30%

Workload requirements

2 hrs lectures, 3 hrs laboratory and 7 hrs private study per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Mathematical methods (CAS) recommended.

Co-requisites

ENG1091 or MTH1030 or MTH1035 or ENG1005

Prohibitions

ENG1602